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October 24, 1953

An Atlas of Surgical Exposures of the Extremities

JAMA. 1953;153(8):772. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940250078025

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This book is essentially a reference book in which the exposures of the long bones and of the pelvis and shoulder girdle, etc., are collected. The illustrations are clear, and practically all emphasize the points that the authors wish to make. Type and format of the book are good. The style of writing is attractive and clear. The names of the surgeons who first described the various exposures have not been mentioned. It seems a pity that the great names of the past have been passed over. It also would be an advantage to include a brief discussion of the merits and demerits of each exposure. At present, the book is merely a collection of exposures that have been described and not critically analyzed. It will, however, make for itself a place in surgical literature, and it deserves to be on the book shelves of all orthopedic surgeons.

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